Prayer and its place in district/college gatherings has been on lots of people's minds lately, and that reminds me that Nancy Padberg, President of the SOCCCD BOT, once went along with calling me, and other plaintiffs in Westphal v. Wagner,* "heathens." (See Queen Nancy's premature pronouncement.)
That factoid amused me then and amuses me still.
Here are excerpts from some of the pleading papers from WvW:
That's right, Padberg evidently agreed with constituents who opined that "we must take back our Christian country" and asked that she "Please keep God in our community colleges."
Some of these people even brought hell into the discussion, and Nancy seemed to go along with that too. Gosh, what she must think of me!
|Nancy and the late Tom Fuentes. I don't think they were friendly.|
Gosh, Nancy, I really do like you—you are, after all, kind to animals—so I'm proposing a compromise. I'll cease with the "knuckle-dragger" jive if you cease condoning the "heathen" twaddle. OK?
*Westphal v. Wagner addressed a pattern of behavior by the SOCCCD BOT (and it's officer, the Chancellor), including the playing of "Jesus" videos at the Chancellor's opening session and obnoxious trustee prayers at Scholarship events.